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  1. Swoopes put on the spot for first start

    Max Olson

    AUSTIN, Texas -- Thirteen months ago, David Ash had a vision for how this would someday play out. At Big 12 media days in July 2013, Ash was asked about his relationship with Tyrone Swoopes, the freshman who'd enrolled early and was battling to be...

    Blog | September 01, 2014
  2. Who to watch in spring: Duke Thomas

    Max Olson

    Editor's note: This is the second part of a weeklong series taking a closer look at Texas players worth watching when the Longhorns begin spring practices in three weeks. The right word might be trust. Duke Thomas earned a lot of trust in 2013. ...

    Blog | February 25, 2014
  3. The quiet, final hour of Mack Brown's tenure

    Max Olson

    SAN ANTONIO -- The final moments of Mack Brown's career at Texas were neither triumphant nor tearful. Just quiet. He walked off the Alamodome field surrounded by noise but not saying a word. He gathered his team for his final locker room speech. A...

    Blog | December 31, 2013
  4. Instant Analysis: Oregon 30, Texas 7

    Max Olson

    SAN ANTONIO -- No. 10 Oregon beats Texas 30-7 in the Valero Alamo Bowl. A few thoughts on the game: It was over when: Oregon safety Derrick Malone picked off a Case McCoy pass over the middle midway through the fourth quarter, then went 39 yards f...

    Blog | December 30, 2013
  5. Farewells not focus of Brown's last stand

    Max Olson

    SAN ANTONIO -- When Mack Brown gathered his team Christmas night upon arriving in San Antonio for the start of Texas' bowl week leading up to the Valero Alamo Bowl, he says he issued a directive. "This is not about farewells," Brown said Sunday. "...

    Blog | December 30, 2013
  6. Fera's All-America season all about family

    Max Olson

    AUSTIN, Texas -- The best present Anthony Fera ever gave his parents was coming home. He didn't receive the gift of the Lou Groza Award this month, but Texas' senior kicker and punter had plenty to be thankful for this Christmas. After all, 2013 e...

    Blog | December 26, 2013
  7. Stats that matter: Valero Alamo Bowl

    Max Olson

    Each week, we team up with the ESPN Stats & Info crew to dig into the numbers that matter most and find three statistics that could make a big difference. Here are the numbers to remember going into Texas' season finale against No. 10 Oregon in t...

    Blog | December 24, 2013
  8. Next Texas coach getting star in Heard

    Max Olson

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Lee Vallejo has a tradition. For some reason, it brings out the best in Jerrod Heard. The Denton Guyer quarterbacks coach sits down with his prized passer every Friday before a game and opens up YouTube. Before every game, they...

    Blog | December 23, 2013
  9. A moment the Horns will never forget

    Max Olson

    AUSTIN, Texas -- The way Mack Brown tells the story, the decision was made around 3 or 4 p.m. on Saturday. That's when he knew he was resigning. Now he had to tell his team. Texas held a one-hour practice that Saturday, a brief workout to begin pr...

    Blog | December 20, 2013
  10. Patterson will have help in finding coach

    Max Olson

    AUSTIN, Texas -- For new athletic director Steve Patterson, the first step in starting Texas' head coaching search was seeking the help of the people who were smart enough to hire him. Texas announced Tuesday that Patterson is bringing an eight-pe...

    Blog | December 18, 2013
  11. Next Texas coach must unify program again

    Max Olson

    AUSTIN, Texas -- Your average resignation news conference involving a legendary coach is typically filled with thank-yous, fond recollections and excessive sentimentality. Mack Brown's had that. Your average resignation news conference doesn't inc...

    Blog | December 17, 2013
  12. Brown ready to exit Texas with class, pride

    Max Olson

    AUSTIN, Texas -- Mack Brown's tenure at Texas shouldn't have ended like this. But you knew once it was all over, once it was time for the news conference, he'd make the best of it. After a hellish and probably heartbreaking week, Brown conceded ...

    Blog | December 15, 2013
  13. Saban out, but Brown saga isn't over yet

    Max Olson

    AUSTIN, Texas -- Mack Brown has not yet said he's coming back. But we at least know he has survived his biggest challenger in the saga surrounding the head coaching job at Texas. Brown did not address his future at the Texas football banquet Frida...

    Blog | December 14, 2013
  14. Stats that matter: Texas season review

    Max Olson

    Each week this season, we dug into the numbers to break down three stats that mattered for Texas. Now it's time to step back and review five that defined the Longhorns' 2013 campaign. 1. 45 Once David Ash went down, Texas bought in big to a new...

    Blog | December 13, 2013
  15. Ten plays that defined Texas' season

    Max Olson

    Counting down 10 of the biggest plays of Texas' season, the ones that ended up defining the 2013 Longhorns: 10. McCoy's no-look TD pass at Baylor: The epitome of Case McCoy's moxie magic. On 4th-and-goal down big in Waco, McCoy faked a handoff but...

    Blog | December 12, 2013
  16. Season superlatives: Texas Longhorns

    Max Olson

    Honoring the best of the best from Texas' 2013 season: Offensive MVP: RB Johnathan Gray. The best, most valuable player Texas had and the guy the Longhorns wisely built their attack around once David Ash went down. A torn Achilles ended his season...

    Blog | December 11, 2013